Alexander Gusev

 U.S. faces 'sanctions fatigue’?

Republican Senator of Florida Marco Rubio admitted that U.S. Congress’s enthusiasm for additional sanctions against Russia is waning. "We face a little bit of sanctions fatigue around here these days. …

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What's behind NATO's invitation to Brazil?

Brazil can be designated as a major non-NATO ally,or maybe a NATO ally, U.S. President Donald Trump said. Trump said he was strongly considering NATO membership for Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President …

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Brexit could be delayed

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, the Guardian reported. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should …

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Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi described the EU anti-Russian sanctions as transitional measure, which shouldn't become a permanent punitive instrument. "Our Constitution imposes an …

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Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia would decide on its membership in the Council of Europe in June next year, unless "PACE charter was not fundamentally changed" and "a …

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France on verge of fuel revolution?

Several dozen of Total gasoline stations had run dry as a more than two-week long protest over fuel tax hikes in France began to impact fuel reserves and distribution. A Total spokesman said "yellow vest" protesters were …

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What should Putin and Trump discuss in Argentina?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the capital of Argentina at 5:30 p.m. Moscow time [14:30 GMT] on December 1. Slightly more than two …

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Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Austrian intelligence services detained an Austrian colonel, who had allegedly been spying for Russia for 20 years, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today, citing the country's Ministry of Defense. Information emerged that an …

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Does Merkel give up power?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservatives that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman, senior party sources said, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European …

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 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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Kurz: there is no Europe without Russia's energy

The energy supply of Europe cannot be imagined without Russia, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. “When it comes to energy supply of Europe and Austria, it cannot be imagined without Russia, whether …

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Putin's visit to Berlin: what to expect?

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with the Russian Security Council's permanent members the issues of his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, scheduled for tomorrow, Presidential Spokesman …

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UN: sanctions imposed on Russia hit EU

The sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia hit the EU hardest, because they were adopted for political reasons, without conducting the necessary studies of their influence on world markets, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative …

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Trump’s national security adviser to visit Moscow

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "As far as we know, such a trip will actually take place. This is all that we can say right …

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Will Putin and Trump meet in Vienna?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US leader Donald Trump discussed during their latest telephone conversation that Vienna could be one of the cities to host their bilateral meeting, Russian Presidential …

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EU to cut corners on Poland and  Baltic countries

The European Commission plans to shift more than 30 billion euro in EU funding away from central and eastern Europe, the Financial Times reported with reference to draft documents. Draft documents show the commission …

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Does US offers Russia diplomatic truce?

Russia is free to send personnel to replace 60 diplomats declared persona non grata by the United States in late March, a US Department of State spokesperson said. "As with similar incidents in the past, the Russian government …

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